Aside from your wedding day, your high school senior portraits may be the only other time in your entire life you have a reason to get glamorous, spoiled, and professionally photographed!
Think of how many people will see your senior portraits? Quite a few, yes? Do you want to reveal the most beautiful you ever? Do you want to be proud of your images and proud of yourself and your accomplishments? Of course you do! How do you want to be remembered your last year of high school…AND, your first year as adult?
There are several factors that go into choosing the right high school senior photographer.
1) Make sure the photographer you are considering fits your style and personality…or make sure they are interested in you enough to find out what you like and match YOUR style. Do you like the images you see on their website?
- Do you like a classic and clean look? Something edgy? Vintage? Make sure you are in love with the images of the photographer you choose.
- When you look at the images do you think to yourself “I wish I could have a photo of me like that?”
2) Does the photographer allow wardrobe changes and offer a variety of locations? You don’t want your images to look exactly like the other seniors in your class, you want to stand out!
3) Do you LIKE the photographer? You are going to spend some quality time (or you should be spending some quality time) with this person. Make sure it isn’t someone that drives you batty. You want to feel comfortable and relaxed with this person. Whether you are at ease or tense, this will show through in your final images.
- Does the photographer actually want to get to know you? Do they seem genuinely interested in you and your wants/needs versus just what the photographer wants for their porfolio?
4) Is the photographer as excited as you are about the shoot? Your photographer should be just as enthusiastic about this time in your life as you are.
5) Do they provide good customer service? Do they offer premier products? Do they have a pre-consultation with you before your shoot? Do they guide you in deciding what images and products may best suite you? These are all important questions to ask before you book a photographer.
6) Are they flexible? What if you need to reschedule your session? What is their policy?
7) Make sure your parents are involved. Mom and dad do have some wisdom, even though you may not want to admit it. While the session is all about you, someone does have to pay for it. So be courteous and ask for their input on wardrobe, poses, budget etc.
If you have any further questions on choosing a high school senior photographer, please do not hesitate to call or email me! I’d love to help!